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711 Ocean Drive (1950)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1 July 1950 (USA)
An electronics expert creates a huge bookie broadcast system for his crime boss, and takes over operations when his boss is murdered. His greed leads him on a deadly destructive path.

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Carl Stephans
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Vince Walters (as Barry Kelly)
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Trudy Maxwell
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Larry Mason (as Donald Porter)
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Lt. Pete Wright
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Chippie Evans
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A telephone repairman in Los Angeles uses his knowledge of electronics to help a bookie set up a betting operation. When the bookie is murdered, the greedy technician takes over his business. He ruthlessly climbs his way to the top of the local crime syndicate, but then gangsters from a big East Coast mob show up wanting a piece of his action. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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FILMED UNDER ARMED POLICE PROTECTION... in the face of threats of violence and reprisal! See more »


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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The title seems to refer to the beach house address which is never mentioned in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Mal and Chippie first enter the loan company (the front for Walters' bookmaking organization), the signs on the windows both say "Libert Finance" - both "Libert"s clearly have a last letter - a "Y" - painted over. Eight minutes later in the film, when L.A.'s new "Gangster Squad" is going over a file about the company, both signs in a photo say "Libertt Finance" (with a "T" replacing the blacked out "Y" seen earlier). See more »

Quotes

Chippie Evans: You've sure got the angles, Mal. If it was anybody but Vince he'd give you part of the take.
Mal Granger: He'll cut me in, Chippie. I've got him by the short hairs right now.
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The film ends with the following written statement: "The cooperation of the United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation is gratefully acknowledged." See more »

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another winner from Edmond O'Brien
3 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Along with DOA, The Killers, White Heat, Shield for Murder, the Hitchhiker, this entry attests to the style of O'Brien, who may be the worlds best sweater. This film is quick, has good dialogue, and location shooting. The best moments are really not the climactic finale, but rather those where O'Brien banters with Otto Kruger (who is perfect) and Don Porter. I agree however that the preachy ending might best be ignored.


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